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fog architecture

Fog Computing: Securing the Intelligent Edge in Next-Generation Networks

by Frank Michaud, by John Zao

The OpenFog Reference Architecture for fog computing has emerged as a highly credible paradigm for architecting compute-intensive solutions for networks and applications that utilize IoT, 5G, and artificial intelligence. In this article, we’ll examine how fog architecture addresses cybersecurity for next-generation networks.

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Fog in the Smart Factory: Optimizing Production for Perishable Goods Manufacturing

by Ken Hatano

This article illustrates how fog computing can reduce waste, improve product quality and consistency, and create a digital twin of difficult-to-replicate processes through a hypothetical example of a craft brewery.

cloud computing

A Cloud Close to the Ground: Reflections from the Fog World Congress

by Claude Baudoin

After a brief introduction describing cloud, fog, and edge computing, Cutter Senior Consultant Claude Baudoin provides an overview, along with his insights, of the panels and discussions at the recent Fog World Congress.

Curt Hall

Speaking Out: Rising Interest in Natural Language Processing

by Curt Hall

Almost 50% of survey respondents indicated that their organizations are interested in adopting NLP, making it third among all AI technologies organizations say they are most interested in adopting.

Executive Update

AI & Machine Learning in the Enterprise, Part IV: How Do AI Technologies Rank?

by Curt Hall

Cutter Consortium is conducting a series of surveys on how organizations are adopting, or planning to adopt, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. We also seek to identify important issues and other considerations they are encountering or foresee encountering in their efforts. Here in Part IV, we look at survey findings concerning the various AI technologies organizations are interested in adopting.


Blockchain Ecosystems in the Financial Sector

by Karolina Marzantowicz, by Maciej Jedrzejczyk

Blockchain’s cryptographic capabilities, however, can be applied directly to the business process, via the distributed ledger and data flow, obviating the need for third parties and ensuring privacy and confidentiality. In this Advisor, we present an example of blockchain’s use in the financial industry.

Curt Hall

Predictive Analytics: A Hot Topic in Corporate AI Adoption

by Curt Hall

The artificial intelligence (AI) technology organizations are most interested in adopting is predictive analytics, according to nearly 80% of the respondents in our ongoing survey examining the adoption and application of AI technology in the enterprise.

Executive Update

Disruptive Technology: What Drives Post-Adoption Usage?

by Michael Obal

Given the risk/reward tradeoff inherent in disruptive technology adoption, this Executive Update aims to identify the motives, pressures, and efforts that influence continued adoption intention and usage of a disruptive technology after the initial adoption stage.